Florida’s population shrinks under strain of state government ineptitude

September 3, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Florida that for the first time since 1946, finds its population has shrunk. Florida as a whole lost 58,000 residents between 2008 and 2009, with the largest south Florida counties Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach losing 27,400 residents. That’s not exactly a mass exodus for a state of 18 million, but it’s a reversal of fortune for the sunshine state that a Time report says has miserably planned its growth due to political ineptitude and continues to face skyrocketing property taxes and hurricane-insurance premiums that are forcing the working middle class to find somewhere else to live.  With Florida officials still bumbling to get their acts together and median income in the bottom half among states the trickle might turn into flood in years to come.


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